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we think it's a growing problem in society. but the bigger issue, it shouldn't be about men versus women anymore. >> maybe it's not. >> i think it's less. >> and employers versus people. >> a pleasure. that will do it for us. "hardball's" up right now. the eye of newt. let's play "hardball." good evening. going tribal. newt gingrich, the political salve jer says theresident of the united states is actually a zombie, animated by the ghost of his african father leading a kenyan quest. he said this is the stunning,
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most protective model. he called barack obama a con man who managed to trick america into electing him, quote -- that's what he said this ekend. i want to kno can weo any further down this suer of hate. isn't it enough to fight over taxes and spending and wars? do we have to attack the very americanness of the president, who brought this country such honor by his rise to office? plus, we heard john boehner say he would be willing toextend the bush tax cuts for the middle class. sounds like he's willing to compromise or maybedo luring democrats down a trap. also, the big political story may come out of delaware where a sarah palin-jim demint c conservative may be poised to score the biggest upset of the
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season. her win would be good news for the reblican party. and how meg whitman's madmen managed to rip the top off a fight between two top democrats. let me finish with the inspiring sight i saw this weekend in front of independence hall. let's start with newt gingrich's tribal attack on the president. i think you have to go back to almost pagan rights to find this, talking about obama being basically a kenyan, anticolonial type who's operated as his father's pawn. he's accusing him of conning us to elect him president. what do you make of newt, howard? >> i've been covering newt for many years. he's a bomb throw er.
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he's a guy who knows the weak point to attack. he feels free to say anything at this point. it's a kind of free fire zone within the conservative movement. and newt, who's always trying to say the most outrageous thing and that goes back many, many years, now has moved from saying outrageous things about the ethics of house members to saying these things about a man that newt himself has no evidence for what he's alleging here. he has none. mr. weigel pointed out on his page and i'm just really not surprised, but kind of depressed by it. >> david, you covered this kind of spiritual territory. he's accusing him basically of saying his father hated the british white guys.
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his son is kind of a zombie like figure. this is the kind o stuff that reverend graham -- youknow, my father voted republican every election i think he was in except one local. you cannot predict behavior from the father. americans don't buy that. we don't ask what your father did. we ask who are you. there's something really un-american about this stuff. i don't know what to call it. david? >> it was strange. newt said to this me and robert hoffs, he knew he was going to get a new cycle or two of people analyzing what the heck he meant. just him getting the word kenyan to the news reminds me of that
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old expression, make the sob deny it. on your show two years ago when hillary advisers started using the word, cocaine. >> you're chuckling, david. you think this is funny? you take an american -- you want to see the democrats do this to seizure and being an austrian? you want to go after the indian americans, the governor of louisia, are we going to go to this kind of tribal politics? it's not funny, david. >> i was just laughing in recognition, how obvious it is gingrich is doing. this argument he's taking is on the cover of "forbes" magazine. why? >> because it's a republican magazine and republicans are out in full force. let's take a look. gingrich was reacting to as"
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"forbes" cover story -- howard? he said this is brilliant, this is stunning, this is the perfect predictor of the behavior. >> david was at the event and the sense of it is that newt wa around him waiting for pearls of attack wisdom from newt
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gingrich. the article has tons of tons of inaccuracie inaccuracies. it's a dream-nightmare. it's not really about obama. it's less about president obama than it is about the fears and nighares and r resentments of the people who write articles like that. it is more of a window into desoouts than barack obama. it has almost nothing to do with barack obama himself. yes, he wrote the book, but if you read that book, it's not about what danesh says it's about. >> who was it that said the other day they know less about this guy than anybody? barber. now newt goes after him for having written an auto biography. it seems like there's no way this guyhe can can win the argument owho he is. >> and this is the myth. if you go back and read barack
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obama's debut e speech in 2004, the first line is about how his father was a tribesman in kenya who herded goats. this has never been secret. he's been more open about this part of his life. go back and read george bush's autobiography. obama's been honest. it's just that they want people like gingrich want to keep poking with the stick and hinting that there's some secret to the way he's governing. if this guy appointed larry summers and tim geithner and a bunch of mainstream kenzians, this is -- >> chris, the harvard law school has a lot more to do with the way barack obama governs than kenya does, but citing harvard law school has kind of lost its
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oomph. >> what is this thing about inebriated? we've had a lot of top americans who have overcome -- certainly bill clinton, ronald reagan had fathers with alcohol problems and overcame that. here he is with the approval of newt gingrich, going back and calling his father a drunk. what is the point. here's gibbs. here they are in response to this stuff. let's listen to robert gibbs. >> i think newt gingrich knows he's trying to, he's trying to appeal to the fringe of people who don't believe the president s born in this country. you would normally expect better, but look at his political season and most people will say anything and he does that on a regular basis. >> david, it seems to me that gingrich has a history of
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finding racist on the part of dividuals. he we want over sherrod. he referred to sotomayor as a woman latino woman racist. he seems to like to point that way. is this to give cover to something on his side? why is he also saying racist, racist,r racist, about minoritie minorities? >> it's something he didn't do as much of when he had a position of power. he did it when he was trying to get republicans back into power. he sees his job as getting on tv, getting arguments on to tv and into the discourse which he's doing here. it really isn't befitting to the spouse. this almost reminds me of rand paul talking about the civil rights act. these are things perfectly fine.
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these are things okay to dish about at an intellectual level. i don't think he makes that connection. he's used to being a polical celebrity. >> howard, you and i talk politics a lot to understand the way people play the game. as awful and evil as it may be, could it be he's attacking barack obama when he's down? the polls are tough now. the right direction, wrong directi direction are terrible. the democrats are facing a -- so why not hit his head while he's down. this argument may be useful two years from now. could it be this is an insurance policy? barack obama could recover, but this smear will stick and this is what they're hitting him with while he's down.
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it's purely political, but that's what newt is, i think. >> he's visceral. he wasn't very good as a speaker because he wasn't an affirmative character as much as a brilliant attack guy. here, he's doing the dirtiest of dirty work. why he feels he needs to do this, u i'm not sure. he used to be more focused on economics and issues like that. even though he came out of georgia, he was seen almost as a progressive in certain respects, the flavor of wh he said 15, 18 years ago. you're right. it's to keep obama down and to try to turn the virtues of obama.thy around on let's not forget that obama sold himself originally and was embraced for it. i think the republicans understand that his biography is the strongest thing about barack obama. it has an only in america, uplifting qualifity to it. they can't stand the idea that
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barack obama has successfully appropriated an aspect of the american ideal and they want to deny it to him even though it's two years after the election in preparation for the next. >> howard, you've never been better. the ideas -- the only country in the world you could come to with a name lisske barackba hussein a in a middle of the terrorist fight and the american people will say we've looked enough ato you, we're goingo make you our. leader. that's what inspired me from the very beginning about our country and now, to turn it inside out. also, they're saying this country can't accept the simulation and that's the opposite of who we are. howard fineman, thank you. up next, the white house is escalating its words with john boehner. let's talk about something really intmural american. boehner says he'd be willing to extend the tax cuts if that's
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if the only option i have is to vote for some of those taxll reductions, i'll vote for them. but i've been making a point now for months that we need to
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extend all the current rates for all americans. >> with that statement, john boehner set up a fight with the white house to get control politically of the tax issue. who comes out the winner? this is fascinating and i don't know the answer. that's a question steve mcmahon. you're laughing aloudthere, todd harris, soexplain to me, everybody knows there's more votes for people who make less of these than for people who make more. there's only a few people at the top.t' so what's he doing here? is he just saying i'm not going to get in the way of middle class. it extends to 250. he doesn't want to be the bad guy. >> what he's saying is that he'd rather have tax cuts for the tax cuts than none at all, but what he also said twhauz he doesn't think that's what the choice is going to come down to.
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republicans are pushing. boehner has been pushing for an extension across the board of all of the '01 and '03 tax cuts and as far as the political calculations, you know that class warfare arguments almost never work in american politics the dnc is working overboard right now, trying to turn this into a referendum on class warfare, but it's not working. all you need for proof is to get out of washington and come to a place like florida, where i am now, and look at a candidate like the democratic nominee in florida. she came out for an extension of all the bush tax cuts. a lot of prominent democrats agrewith this position as well. >> steve, what do you think's going on with boehner? >> because he undetands republicans' vulnerability, they
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look out for fat cats, wealthy people and wall street. what he's doing here is i think waving the white flag and saying i'm not going to do that to my members. item not going to make them walk the plank on tax cuts for, millionaires, on borrowing $700 billion in order to git to the wealthiest americans. i think the interesting thing here is what it does to mitch mcconnell and some of those down scale voters in order to get re-elected. particularly the two women senators from maine. >> what are the options on the full, a two-year full extension. the otheroption is to only cuts for people below 250. would the first win and therefore knock the other out of the gamest? steve, could you stop democrats from contributing to a 21 -point
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victory to basically extend all the tax cuts? how could you stop it frompa passing? >> i don't think it will get to the floor. hold on a second. you asked a very good question and it would be a difficult question if not for the fact that the speaker controls the flow of legislation to the floor. what will get to the floor is a tax cut for everybody that makes $250,000 and under and what won't is what john boehner would like. might get to the floor in the senate and the republicans will have to defend tax cuts. let me go back to todd. you're alread layoffing. it seems that boehner has got himself in a position, okay, i'll vote, now give me another option. an up or down on everybody. >> he certainly has not waved a white flag and i'm only laughing because the class warfare argument is very unbecoming, but it's funny when you've got more
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and more democrats every day coming out in support of extending all of the tax cuts. democrats like here in florida, e more they're going to be undercutting their own candidates. i think that's really funny. >> here's the ad that goes after boehner. >> think republans have no plan for the economy? it's not true. john boehner opposes funding for government jobs. jobs for teachers, cops, firefighters. boehner has a different plan. tax cuts for businesses. those that shift jobs and profits overseas. saving multinational corporations ten billion. >> do you think public employees are popular, steve? do you think that's a good ad to be running? i hear people nashing their
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teeth that public employees are making more and they don't like it. what are the politics of this? >> first of all, politics are going after john boehner when most don't know who he is is what questionable in my mind. police officers an firefighters and a teachers are popular and contributing members in their community and they consistently test well. the reason they're in that ad is because people don't want them run off because of budget cuts. >> from a pure strategy standpoint, you know, both steve and i make tv ads, i agree.te firemen, teachers, nurses, they're all very popular. for the average american though, if you talk about reducing the number of government workers, that's -- >> that's not what the ad dos. >> this is why the people don't trust ads. what's the difference between a
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cop, a fireman and a teacher working for the government and government workers? todd. >> there's a huge difference. cops, firemen, teachers are on the front lines, actually, i think most would think they actually earn their salary. the average government bureaucrat who sits behind a desk and pushes paper, we have too many of them -- oh, please. they support an across the bocud cut. >> steve, when you defend the average workerhat doesn't get bad? how come the unseen public employee is hated, but the seen public employee is sort of liked? >> it's the under standing the job they do. people clearly understand the job teacher or firefighter dus. when you talk about the faceless, nameless, government bureaucrat, nobody understands.
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but when you explain to them it's the person picking up your garbage every day or the person making sure people drive with licenses and insurance, then they appreciate them a little more. >> drivers license -- i'm glad steve has now come out in favor of huge expansions of people who sit around the dmv and do nothing all day. >> bottom line. election eve, the pple go to vote. will they have the democrats saying the republicans held up the tax cut for the middle class because all they care about is the rich or will republicans be able to say all the democrats want to do is fuss around with this bill. todd, you first. what will they be saying? >> anytime we're talk about tas, it's a good issue for republans. i think the democrats are going to cave and come our way. >> steve, what will the voter be thinking when they vote?
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>> republicans are going to hold up the tax cut and everybody's taxes are going to go up bause republicans insisted that millionaires and billionaires should get the se kind of treatment. john boehner knows it which is why he waved the white flag sunday. >> you know you're not going to get the 60 votes in the senate. boehner knows it. all three of us know it they won't get the tax cut they won't because the democrats won't be able to get the 60i' votes. i'm not sure they're going to throw in the white towel. thank you, todd and steve. up next, john boehner is hearing about his smoking habit. wait until you hear this conversation with bob schaffer and that he licked the habit of smoking and now, he wants the other guy to do it. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 what if every atm was free?
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welcome back to "hardball." the republin primary in delaware tomorrow could have big implications for the republicans nationwide and their ability to take over the senate. publican mike castle spinning off a tough challenge with christine o'donnell. polls show it's too close to call. here's a couple of ads that reflect what's going on there. let's watch. >> do you recognize this delaware politician? here's some hints. according to news journal, she didn't pay thousands in income taxes, had to be sued by a university for thousands of unpaid bills. defaulted on her mortgage. she ran up a huge campaign debt and used campaign funds to pay her rent and personal expenses. say hello to christine o'donnell. >> and sarah palin of alaska has
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recorded an ad and robocall for christine o'donnell. here's part of it -- wow. joining me is dan gaffeny and chris cillizza. dan, do the voters of delaware know how important this is tomorrow, that this could affect the outside chance of the republicans grabbing the senate as well as the house come november. >> yeah, i think many do, but some of my callers don't care. they are more interested in winning the actual battle than the war and there's such a wind
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of anti-castle, there's a wind of anti-castle in the air and when he has a chance of beating the democratics, many don't care. they wt to vote him out any way. >> that sounds like the democratic left sometimes. it's called ndc. cillizza, you're shaking your head. the one thing about a polarized electorate is that it doesn't care about practical consequences. i want to give a salute to the far right.s bob bennett was knocked off. lee is going to win the general. chris has been bumped out, but rubio could win that. specter was knocked out of his party, but is well ahead by about seven points in pa. and who am i missing? murkows murkowski. i bet joe miller's going to win that.
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so, you could argue that the tea party's have had a good record of positioning themselves to win generals.ot maybe not in nevada, but her places. >> first of all, isn't it amazing we're talking about delaware? this is a state we never thought we would be talking about. number two, alaska, utah, those states, the one thing that is different, delaware, this is a democratic state. michael castle's b elected for more than 40 years. he's been the governor of t state. this is not a state where whoever wants to be republican nominee -- >> let me give you some history, young fellow. joe biden, back in 1972, bumped out a guy who had won the house seat, had been a house member, senate member, for x many terms. joe biden at the age of 29 knocked him out of state and held it for 40 year, so isn't it possible christine o'donnell
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could be a senator for life? >> what my original opinion was that if she wins tomorrow, wewo would say hello, senator. but i'm starting tohink if she pulls it off tomorrow, she could do anything. >> what's your state like today? is it as unhappy as the rest of the country -- the usual logic way we make decisions may not be in play this year. >> it's very emotional. there's a lot of antiincumbent movement. the tea party is strong. there are three counties, the two lower, much more likely to go to christine o'donnell. the others, the city of urban. more likely to go to mike castle. however, will he win enough to take the whole state?
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all of my political pundit friends are saying the same thing to me. i don't know. >> let's poll back and look at the whole country. people watching from california want to knowsi this. it's possible with boxer in play, th patty murray in play, with reid in play, democrs could lose the senate. it's possible on a bad night, a waif night, yore the expert, right? delaware matters. >> you used the word of shoeing. i thought that's exactly right. i agree that christine o'donnell, you never know what's going to happen. doesn't mean she's not going to win, but not as strong a candidate. now you're looking at winning talkingof three, you're about winning all three. is it possible?
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yes. polling suggests it could happen, but in order, i think wisconsin, california, washington, even the most sort of optimistic republican strategists say we'd love to win two out of three, but two out of three and losing delaware -- >> let me go to gaffeny. do you think it could be the year where guys like biden and guys like me were smart enough to make the run? i'm looking at this situation. you cannot predict this year. thisec they recognize your name and say, i knew that name three months ago. they don't like you. isn't that true? >> it is. biden should have gotten in this year. >> could he have beaten castle or o'donnell? >> yes. >> chris,a can i make one quick point that matters. alaska, august 24th, what was
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interesting about that state? a small number of people, delaware, a small state where a few people, that's why republican strategists are nervous. everyone i talk to today say we think he's going to win, but we don't know. >> okay. tell me something i don't know, cillizza. is murkowski going to go three in alaska? >> no. even if she did, it's very, very diicult. >> gaffeny, what is the first state? >> we are the first state. >> thank you so much. delaware's the first state. thank you. >> why do i get that question? >> thank you, chris, dan. t over $100 million on her s campaign for governor. now, she's trying to use bill clinton to bring down her opponent, jerry brown. brown and clinton butted heads
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we're back. an 18-year-old fight between jerry brown and bill clinton has been reiited. meg whitman fashioned an entire ad on tv on the attack back in 1992 during a primary debate. >> jerry brown's good oldat day. buat really happened. >> cnn ss his assumption was quote, just plain wrong. jerry brown went out tre and took credit for the fact that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed and now, he's taking credit for it. he had a surplus when he took office and deficit when he left. he doesn't tell people the truth. >> well, and then brown, the guy running for governor, took the war of words to a new level and took a swipe and clinton and envoeking clinton's impeachment
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ordeal -- >> well, we'll see how that plays out. the formerem speaker of the a m assembly out there, let's establish one fact. first of all, brown is right. he wrote the report back then. governor brown did not raise taxes -- let's get back now to the facts straight.
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no evidence that brown raised taxes, and margaret you first. why would jerrybrown why would jerry brown reignite -- despite the cleverness of this mad man ad, this brilliant ad by meg wittmann. got all the money in the world. hired the smartest don draper she could get her hands on. why would jerry brown make a fight now with the most popular democrat in the country. >> well, jerry brown is one of those candidates who can't be handled and he does stick his foot in his mouth. and arch willie brown, bill clinton must be one of the most popular democrats in california. and nobody thinks back to at impeachment. that's ancient history. >> yeah i know. >> and for jerp,ry brown to bri it up, about such a popular democrat, is -- is lunacy, really. now bill clinton was never going to come and campaign for jerry brown. there were a lot of wounds in that campaign, including jerry brown attacking hillary clinton.
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but you don't want bill clinton against you in a state whereer he's very popular. >> well that may be -- i'mot sure e plan's right. i'm trying to figure out if he had a plan, margaret you may be right but i would think mayor brown might have come out there for barbara boxer and she's in a tough race and he would have said good things about brown along the way. i guess this is tricky now. >> well, let's be very clear. i think that senator clinton, s is the case with now-secretary state clinton, will probably at some point, be in california. that's just the way the political game is played. and i think she will say good things about all of the democratic candidates. even more importantly, i think president bill clinton will be in california. and probably more than one time. and he, too, will say good things about democratic candidates.rr jerry brown has to be very, very careful. he's so bright, so able, and so combative on every occasion when everybody attacks him, he
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flashes back. and this is one of those occasions where he just made ar tactical error. he did not know somebody was there with the televisionh. camera. >> yeah. >> watching and hearing exactly what he says. >> margarite. >> i've been in that position before. >> i know. >> and i know how awful it. >> margaret, what's the matter with politicians in the 21st century, they can't remember that they're in the 21st century. >> i know. >> you are here to represent. a guy in or a woman in the back, i don't care if they're 3 years old, they've got a cell phone and it's pointed at you, pay attention. i mean, there's no secret meetings anymore. >>o. there are none. and i mean, macaca moment went around the world and know jerry brown is pretty smart but you know he is one of these spontaneous politicians, because you and i had dinner with him a few years ago. and he hadn't lost any of his -- his -- i mean it was reporters' dinner, where you know he's just an original. and he can't hold back. and i bet that was his line. it just came out of his mouth. nobody gave it to him ahead of
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time. he couldn't resist. >> you know, mayor brown, jerry brown's been at my house on weekends with my kids, my grown-up kids now, and he narrates the morning with them. he gets up in the morning. here we're having breakfast together, we're making some coffee, we're talking about day. he's always sort of giving that running narrative. i guess that's his problem. he was giving us too much of a narrative of what happened 18 years ago. >> well, margaret is correct. jerry brown is an original. she's incorrect though, nobody can supply him with any words. he creates al of his own words, and then finally, you're righto again. he was not in the 21st century because he must know that he is being followed 100% of the time. if meg wittmann can spend more than $100 million doing all of the things that she can, she can hire ten people to follow him around with a camera, and some of them will be democrats, and they will turn in their information every night. so he's just got to watch out
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for that prospect. >> yeah, i have no reason to believe that meg wittmann is as smart as the ad that she put out of the world. but the woman who made that is one freeingin' genius. off.rips the scab started the fight between the two top democrats in the country now. market you're laughing. thank you, willie brown, it's great to have you on, and as always market carlson, my pal. thank you for coming on. let me finish tonight with very positive thoughts with tough message in the news. against the lunatic fringe. thanks to governor ed rendell. it was so admirable. about zyrtec® is that it allows me to be outside. [ mal®e announcer ] we bet you'll love zyrtec®, too -- or it's free. [ vonetta ] it is countdown to marshmallow time. [ woman laughs ] hey what's going on? doing the shipping. man, it would be a lot easier if we didn't have to weigh 'em all.
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let me finish tonight with something good that came of this book-burning craziness in the now-related issue of the new york islamic saturday. hais saturday i stood facing independence hall. prayed from the religious sect for religious intolerance. governor ed rendell who hosted the event. to be built two blockings from the world trade center. he said that the people of the world trade towers themselves had set aside a stair well between the 106th/107th floor for the muslim workers who worked there. he said that space was made available because people working
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high in the towers would otherwise would have had to gone down 104 and walked four blocks to the nearest mosque. rendell said it was ironic he'd be so confident leading essentially a demonstration of innerfaith respect for all of their holy texts of the three great religion, emphatically, including the core qan, as he pointed out the governor of pennsylvania himself, happens to be jewish. the people who spoke in front of independence hall they must have known a small counterpart of the vast publicity stunt threat end by the koran. but they were there proud to remind themselves, that this found on religious freedom, that every personho came to this country freely came here for more freedom, to think and worship freely. newt gingrich said something awful this week, and he said that the president of the united states represents kenyan anticolonial thinking. one purpose of that statement to de-americani izic barack obam